Natori Office: The Design Floor

On Wednesday, I featured the Natori Office showroom and sales/administrative floor. Now, a tour of the Design Floor! Where the the magic happens and art comes to life. Take a look!

 

Rack of old clothes.

Rack of samples

Fabrics with Natori prints -- all designed by Natori designers!

Fabrics with prints

Colors! Prints! Patterns!

Colors! Prints! Patterns!

The first step in creating the prints...

Printouts of prints

Where the samples are made by the brilliant Woody, Sunny, and .... The sample makers have been with the company for 30+ years and are truly inspirational.

Where some of the samples are made, led by Woody and his great team …. The sample makers have been with the company for 30+ years and are truly inspirational.

Beads.

Beads.

Working on a flower beading job.

Working on a flower beading job.

Lace on a top.

Lace pinned on a top.

Pinning and sewing.

Pinning and sewing.

Embroidery in the works.

Embroidery in the works.

Thread.

Thread.

Spools.

Spools.

Boards of prints and ensembles.

Boards of prints

Samples and archives.

Samples and archives.

Books

Books

And more books.

And more books.

The best paintings ever.

The best paintings ever.  Made by Natori employees.  Long story.  But pretty awesome, right?

The best Natori products hands down. SUPER KIDDOS!

The best Natori products hands down. Super KIDDOS!!!

Natori ad from the 80s hung in the stairwell.

Natori ad from the 80s hung in the stairwell.

 

Isn’t it interesting to see what a design floor looks like? Behind the scenes.  Happy Friday and have a good weekend!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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